Healthy Living

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
       fear the LORD and shun evil.

This will bring health to your body
       and nourishment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:7-8


Physical Health

Nutrition and Eating Healthy:

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Human Nutrition:

Health and Nutrition:

Families, Food and Fitness:

Stand up more and Eat better:
The Stand Up & Eat site is an educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day by making active living and healthy eating choices.

Healthy Recipes:  The TasteofHome website offers recipe conversions to make recipes healthier.

My Pyramid:
MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Look for the Great Plate and the Food Pyramid on this website.

Grocery Shopping tips from Healthy Cooking at Taste of Home: A commitment to eating right starts long before a meal hits the table, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. The editors at Healthy Cooking offer 10 tips for smart shopping at the grocery store.

Physical Activity:

America On the Move:
This website provides tools for tracking steps to encourage exercise and physical activity. Join a group or choose a walking path to motivate yourself to get out and move over a six-week period. This is a free service.

Live Healthy America:
Hy-Vee sponsors a walking program to encourage better health and physical fitness. This is a paid program for teams of people to walk their way to better health with their Hy-Vee grocery store.

Stand up and Eat:
The Stand Up & Eat site is an educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day by making active living and healthy eating choices.

Health Care, Health Insurance and Medical Conditions:

Kansas Health Matters:
Kansas Health Matters helps Kansans make well-informed health care decisions. You'll find quality information and news about medical conditions, health insurance, and health care policy.

This website offers a wealth of information about medical conditions, symptoms, health, healthy eating and fitness.

This site features health information and will direct you to information to help answer health questions.  MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.  Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.  

Social Health

The following websites offer resources related to social health including parenting, finances, relationships and marriage.

Family caregiving:
This site offers resources for preparing your home to care for another, grandparents raising grandchildren, coping with stress while serving as a caregiver and much more.

This site offers e-newsletters on a variety of parenting topics from newborn through teens. Includes podcasts and audio content on parenting as well as articles on a variety of parenting topics.

Personal finance:
This site offers resources on credit debt, children and money, estate planning, retirement planning, saving and investing and much, much more.

Marriage and relationships:
The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network (NERMEN) website is designed to provide information on healthy relationship and marriage education efforts and resources. NERMEN strives to support people who are working with youth and adults in relationship and marriage enrichment programming.

Home and Family:
This site offers resources and information about a variety of topics affecting home and family life. Topics include household and human health pests, wildlife and more.